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Top 5 underrated cartridges

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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  2. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    The 6.5x55 and 257 Roberts have a long standing reputation as excellent cartridges so I don't know how they are considered "underrated".

    The .30-40 Krag and .218 Bee? Underrated? Seriously? Obsolete would be a better description.

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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    30-40 Krag can come within a few FPS of any .308 load depending on the rifle its being used in. I have a c1905 Winchester model 1895 Deluxe Rifle and my hand loads can come within 50fps of any .308 load for a given bullet and it will handle up to a 220 grain bullet which .308's don't do well at all with.

    Yes its pretty much obsolete (the factories only produce it about every other year) but rifles are still being chambered in it.

    And the little .218 is an excellent varmit round. Its big draw back was the limited number of rifles it was ever chambered in.
     
  4. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Under used would be a more accurate term I think for the Roberts and 6.5x55. I'd put 260 in there too in the under used category.

    The other ones must be a joke.

    Underrated and under used? How about the 8mm's? 325 WSM and 8mm Rem mag anybody?
     
  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    .22 long rifle!

    Remember it? You used to be able to go down to any store and buy some.:D
     
  6. wolf049

    wolf049 New Member

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    If you really want the fireworks, we can discuss the " Over rated cartridges.
     
  7. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Ya. The .22 you do find, for 10-15 cents a round. :s0140:
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That's easy... 40S&W :D
     
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  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Shhhhhhhhh. I told my g-23 it's a 9mm. :s0124:
     
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  10. wolf049

    wolf049 New Member

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    How about the 270 Win......Look out!
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL... Hey now, better duck!